African Plant Database


Pilea johnstonii Oliv.
Family : URTICACEAE
Protologue : Trans. Linn. Soc. London, Bot. 2: 349 (1887)
Information on the genus : Pilea
 
 
Status
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Pilea johnstonii Oliv. subsp. johnstonii
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Pilea johnstonii var. heterophylla T.C.E. Fr.
=Pilea johnstonii var. runssorensis Engl.
 
Taxon infra-specific
Pilea johnstonii subsp. rwandensis Friis (1988)
Pilea johnstonii Oliv. subsp. johnstonii
Pilea johnstonii subsp. kiwuensis (Engl.) Friis (1988)
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial herb with prostrate,ascending and erect fleshy stems ±0,45-0,8m tall;glabrous or with scattered hairs,and generally unbranched shoots;the 2leaves of a pair subequal,stipules broad,brown,papery,persistent;inflorescences male or female of […]
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Ecology : Erica arborea zone; rain-forest, in shade on floor; sometimes as an epiphyte in shade on trunks of tree ferns or tree trunks; bamboo forest; Philippia scrub; Ericaceous bushland; Hagenia forest and woodland; dry montane forest[…]
  1250-3600 m alt.
  The commonest Pilea in E. Africa
 
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Map
carte afrique num 177244
 
Record n°177244 modified 2007-01-11
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